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Mirabilis jalapa is the marvel of Peru or four o'clock flower. It is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis plant. It is available in a range of colours. Mirabilis in Latin means wonderful and Jalapa is the state capital of Veracruz in México. Mirabilis jalapa was cultivated by the Aztecs for medicinal and ornamental purposes. This plant is belongs to Nyctaginaceae family.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Bioassay-guided fractionation of the methanolic extract of M. jalapa also led to the isolation of an active polyphenolic amide.
|Kannada||Gulamaji, Naalku ghante hoo|
|Hindi||Gul abbas, Gulbakshi|
|Malayalam||Anthimalari, Anti-mantaram, naalu mani poovu|
|Tamil||Pattarashu, Andhi Mandarai|
|English||Four O'clock, Beauty-of-the-night, Marvel of Peru|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Elliptical||They have numerous branches and opposite, pointed leaves 2-4 in long.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||Trumpet shaped, two inches long||Red, magenta, pink, yellow or white||Sometimes with more than one color on the same plant. Like Petunia, bicolored flowers can also be grown.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
It grows preferably in light soil, rich in humus and well draining, it is neutral side acidity (pH).